Richard Downes is an award-winning television and film director from England. He is best known for his work on the hit series, EastEnders and his feature films, The Revenant and The Man Who Fell To Earth.
Downes began his career in the early 1990s, when he began directing television drama for the BBC. He quickly developed a reputation for his unique visual style and his ability to tell stories with great emotion and depth.
In the mid-1990s, Downes left the BBC and moved to the United States, where he began directing feature films. His first feature was the critically acclaimed The Revenant, which won a number of awards, including a BAFTA for Best British Film. He followed this up with the cult classic The Man Who Fell To Earth, which starred David Bowie.
Downes has since gone on to direct a number of successful television projects, including the long-running EastEnders. He was responsible for introducing some of the show's most iconic characters, such as Dot Cotton, Sharon Watts and Bianca Jackson. He also directed the controversial Christmas episode, which won him a BAFTA for best single drama.
In addition to his work on television and film, Downes has also directed a number of commercials and music videos. He has worked with a number of high-profile artists, including U2, Coldplay and Lady Gaga.
Downes has won numerous awards for his work, including two BAFTAs and an Emmy. He has also been nominated for a number of other awards, including a Golden Globe.
In recent years, Downes has returned to television, directing episodes of the hit BBC drama, Sherlock. He has also directed episodes of the hit American series, The Walking Dead.
Downes is an influential figure in the television and film industry. His unique vision and storytelling abilities have captivated audiences around the world. He is a true master of his art, and his work continues to be celebrated and admired.